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Guest Lecture at the Crocker Art Museum

Lawrence ArgentLawrence Argent, famed artist best known for Leap, the much photographed “red rabbit” prominently featured atop the escalators in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport, will speak at the Crocker Art Museum, November 5, 7:00 p.m. Argent’s presentation will take place in conjunction with an exhibition at the Temp Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd, featuring public artists, from November 6 – 23, 2014.

The exhibition salutes the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Public Art Program and recognizes three artists who have created iconic public artworks in the County. The exhibition is titled, “Art for Everyone: a tribute to Sacramento’s collection of public art” and features work by Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach, and Gerald Walburg. In conjunction with the exhibition opening and lecture at the Crocker Art Museum, a new line of merchandize featuring Leap including t-shirts, baseball hats, notecards, and a journal will be available for purchase. Leap - Red Rabbit

Through his public art projects, Lawrence Argent strives to break down the barriers of the public’s conception of what art is supposed to be. His art appears in a multitude of locations, including: The Denver Convention Center; Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri; and The Holocaust Memorial at The University of Denver. He holds a BA from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and a MA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore. Since 2006, Argent has held the position of Head Professor of Sculpture at the University of Denver.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
at the Crocker Art Museum, 215 O St., Sacramento


Sponsored by the Temp Gallery and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a City/County joint agency that supports the arts.


Temp Talk and Lunch

Join Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach and Gerald Walburg for lunch at the Temp Gallery.
Thursday, November 6
noon - 2:00 pm
at The Temp Art Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.
$50 per person
(benefits Friends of SMAC and arts education)


Capitol Box Art Project

CADA art boxTwenty-eight utility boxes located primarily in the Capitol Area Development Authority’s (CADA) district between 7th and 17th Streets and L and S Streets in downtown Sacramento have been covered with art. These “utility box wraps” were designed by 20 Sacramento area artists for the Capitol Box Art Project, a public art project conceived and directed by Todd Leon, CADA R Street Development Manager in collaboration with the Arts Commission.   CADA intends on maintaining the boxes for a minimum of 3 years. 

“This idea isn’t new it’s just new to Sacramento.  Hopefully this project helps to inspire more public art in Sacramento and help the city in building its own image and identity,” said Todd Leon.

Participating artists include mixed media artists: Laura Caron, Nathan Cordero, Julia Couzens, Gioia Fonda, William Ishmael, Melissa Uroff, Bryan Valenzuela, Roma Devanbu, and Kerri Warner.  Painters: Mark Emerson, Sandy Hernandez, Brenda Louie, Jim Piskoti, Arturo Romero, and Susan Silvester.  Photographers:  Janine Mapurunga and Donald Satterlee.  Illustrators: Dante Declarador, Erik Hosino, and Sam Sellers.

For more information about the project, visit: or


Click here for more information on the Del Paso Words on Walls project.



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